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Pack movement ahead of Roosters

Pack movement ahead of Roosters
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New Zealand Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has listed veteran Adam Blair at loose forward and named Agnatius Paasi at prop in the line-up for Saturday’s fourth-round NRL encounter with the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium. (Photo: warriors.kiwi).

With regular interchange prop Sam Lisone suspended this week, 2017 rookie Chris Satae is in line to play his first NRL match of the season and the fourth of his career after being listed in jersey No 16.

Added to the extended bench is prop Albert Vete while the rest of the personnel in the squad remains unchanged. Back rower Simon Mannering hasn’t yet been cleared to play as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury he picked up in the trial against Gold Coast.

“Simon’s getting closer but remains a week-by-week proposition,” said Kearney.

“We lose Sam through suspension which is unfortunate because he has been doing a wonderful job for us off the bench.

“At the same time, it provides an opportunity for Chris, who has been impressive for us in the Intrust Super Premiership.”

 

WARRIORS V SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Allianz Stadium, Sydney
5.30pm, Saturday, March 31, 2018

WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)
2 DAVID FUSITU’A
3 PETA HIKU
4 SOLOMONE KATA
5 KEN MAUMALO
6 BLAKE GREEN
7 SHAUN JOHNSON
8 JAMES GAVET
9 ISSAC LUKE
10 AGNATIUS PAASI
11 LEIVAHA PULU
12 TOHU HARRIS
13 ADAM BLAIR

Interchange
14 JAZZ TEVAGA
15 LIGI SAO
16 CHRIS SATAE
17 BUNTY AFOA
18 MASON LINO
20 ANTHONY GELLING
21 ALBERT VETE
22 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD